This article’s summary of this research is so bad that it borders on willful falsehood. Here’s the actual result from the study:
I bet the pilots were giddily requesting their ground speed readout from ATC, only to be one-upped by some asshole in an SR-71.
UPDATE A reader emailed me to explain why this happened... apparently there was a strong initiative around “free speech” in Maine and that’s basically how we ended up with the no screening system up there. fascinating.
Also, the author’s claim that the tax adds about 10 cents a gallon is incorrect. For diesel, its about 32 cents a gallon. For gasoline, its around 20 cents a gallon.
It should be way more present in this article that the fuel taxes is just the tip of the issue and that the government defied the population.
Exactly how do they know this is a “carrier killah”? I used to volunteer on a WW2 era carrier and that thing was absolutely honeycombed with 100's of individual watertight compartments. If you read about the history of WW2 battles involving carriers those things would get the absolute shit pounded out of them with…
Come on, 9 sunk nuclear submarines in history, we don’t have enough of a data point to infer they make inferior...oh wait, 7 of them were Russian or Soviet? Yea, fuck that ride.
Agreed, but they don’t have the cash to build enough of the them, or keep them running. They burn cash like crazy and can’t build enough of everything to keep up.
If you haven’t yet read Blind Man’s Bluff, stop what you’re doing and go get a copy. The Russian Navy was always, ALWAYS inferior to the USN. Their subs were noisy, poorly built and maintained even worse. Funny story - After Reagan was elected, he ordered the Navy to show them we could eliminate their undersea…
I’m sure they’ll do that with their blistering inventory of “two” subs. How big is the tow boat that follows them around?
Yeah, this things going to be yet another Russian sub sitting at the bottom of the ocean with a bunch of frozen sailors in it. They’ve always produced knock-offs that sound scary but a barely more than skin-deep competent.
Is this one of those situations where we are really scared of something that isn’t all that awesome? I don’t have a technical opinion of this because I have no submarine knowledge, but I seem to remember a story where everyone was super scared of the MiG and then once we got our hands on one it was kind of…
Admit it, Kyle, you cribbed this from Combat Arms magazine, Oct. 1984.
Cool. Let them spend billions on attack submarines that won’t get used (we can all hope.) I remember the last time, when the USSR spent itself into dissolution trying to out-macho a chest-beating Repub US president.
Ayyyy I see what you did there.
Suuuuuuurrrrre it is.
It’s post-Rogoway FA. Nothing to see here.
This is not news.
You’re in the wrong blog.
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